Amanda relocated to the Cary area in 2010, with her husband Phil and their son Wade, after graduating from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA. While pursuing a degree in Communication at North Carolina State University, she discovered that one of her classmates had experienced homelessness in college, and his story inspired her to see how she could help others experiencing homelessness as well. Amanda volunteered with Love Wins Ministries, Garner United Methodist Church, and the Oak City Outreach Center before it became Oak City Cares. She started working for SouthLight Healthcare, assisting people who were unsheltered, helped start and run a rapid rehousing program with Wake County, and was the intake coordinator for the County’s prevention program, Wake Prevent! She is excited to be part of The Carying Place’s team, working more closely with families and helping them gain access to the TCP program and community resources.